Poodle Painting

indy and river web Ever have one of those pieces where you feel so stuck and it's just not working and then all the sudden out of nowhere it's finished and you love it?

I really struggled in the mid-stages on this piece, a pet portrait commissioned by an old friend. It just wasn't coming together. I got some feedback from friends I trust, let it sit for a day, and came back to it with some fresh ideas. Kept working at it, let my failures go so I could try new things, and the result is something I'm really proud of!

Here's a little process gif showing some of my struggles: